Quotes from the World for Tuesday 01/15/MMXIII

All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.

William Faulkner
William Faulkner (1897–1962), U.S. novelist. Interview, in Writers at Work, First Series, ed. Malcolm Cowley (1958).

Referring to Faulkner’s writing contemporaries.